Academic Misconduct and Appeals Lawyers, based in Toronto, Ontario represent students facing issues involving universities, colleges, and private as well as public schools. Our lawyers deal with academic misconduct, discipline, academic dishonesty and various academic offences. We are education law lawyers for students and lawyers for university issues. We are here to protect student rights and ensure fairness whether it be in the internal process or the court system.
A properly drafted academic appeal can mean the difference between a suspension, an expulsion or a successful dismissal of the charge.
Academic misconduct allegations can have far-reaching consequences for a student’s professional future. Whether it be an allegation of plagiarism, dishonesty, or inadequate performance in meeting the academic standard’s set by the faculty (i.e. low GPA, failure of mandatory courses); often, a student’s only avenue of appeal is within the internal process set by each individual university or college. Without the requisite legal advice and representation from an experienced lawyer, students often find themselves frustrated by the imbalance of power that results from directly dealing with professors, Dean/Dean Designate, Governing Council, Program Chairs and Academic Appeal Committees.
We represent both international and domestic students who are enrolled in any college or university in Canada. In special circumstances, we are also able to provide counsel and representation outside of Canada. While many of our students are “first time violators” of their school’s academic Code of Conduct, we have obtained much success in representing students who are charged with identical or similar offenses for a second, third, or even fourth time.